Four neighboring fire departments receive federal grants totaling $610,000

Flossmoor, Calumet City, Crete, and South Holland information provided by the Office of Robin Kelly WASHINGTON, DC (September 6, 2019) – Congresswoman Robin Kelly announced earlier this week that four south suburban fire departments will receive a total of $610,000 in federal grants to update safety equipment and fire station exhaust systems. The Flossmoor Fire … Read more

Lansing cancer advocate to meet with legislators in Washington DC

Kristi DeLaurentiis will urge Congress to make cancer a top priority information provided by American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc. LANSING, Ill. (September 5, 2019) – Kristi DeLaurentiis, from Lansing, will join more than 700 cancer patients, survivors, volunteers, and staff from all 50 states and nearly every congressional district in Washington, DC, as … Read more

Illinois Medicaid department announces 40 new dementia care sites throughout state

Supportive Living Program to offer needed services and safety to almost 1,600 Medicaid members information provided by the Illinois Department of Health and Family Services SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (September 3, 2019) – Nearly 1,600 Medicaid members with dementia will have the opportunity to live in newly expanding settings that offer the services and safety they need, … Read more

Congresswoman Kelly announces five community health center grants

Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness to receive $136,000 information provided by the Office of Congresswoman Kelly CHICAGO HEIGHTS, Ill. (August 31, 2019) – Aunt Martha’s Health & Wellness was awarded a grant of $136,000 from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services earlier this week. Four other community health centers in the south suburbs … Read more

IDVA and IDPH respond to single case of legionnaires’ disease at Manteno Veterans’ Home

MANTENO, Ill. (September 2, 2019) – Last week the Illinois Department of Veterans’ Affairs (IDVA) learned that a case of legionnaires’ disease was identified in a resident at the Manteno Veterans Home and notified all residents, families, and staff. The resident is being treated and is in stable condition. Manteno Veterans Home has been visited … Read more

LFD joins with three other fire departments in Cornerstone Training

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by Katie Arvia LANSING, Ill. (August 31, 2019) – The Lansing Fire Department will be working closely with Calumet City, South Holland, and Dolton fire departments during a September Cornerstone Training. The Cornerstone Program is offered by the Illinois Fire Service Institute, which supports advanced learning principles for fire services throughout the state of Illinois. … Read more

Illinois resident experiencing respiratory illness after vaping dies

Number of respiratory cases in Illinois doubles information provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 25, 2019) – The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) learned of the death of an individual who had recently vaped and was hospitalized with severe respiratory illness. The number of cases of people reported to … Read more

Recent reports of canine deaths raise awareness of blue-green algae

information provided by the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (August 18, 2019) – The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Public Health are reminding residents to exercise caution if they are planning activities on Illinois waterways, including lakes, rivers, streams, and ponds. During summer months, water conditions are ideal for blue-green algae growth … Read more

Walgreens earns spot on Fortune magazine’s 2019 Change the World list

Balance Rewards program has measurable social impact information provided by Walgreens DEERFIELD, Ill. (August 19, 2019) – Walgreens has made Fortune magazine’s 2019 Change the World list, taking the #13 spot. The annual list highlights companies that leverage their businesses to drive profit and to create societal good. The company is honored for its Balance … Read more